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Curt Teich Linen Postcard Folder - - Garden of the Gods - Colorado 1932
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Curt Teich Linen Postcard Folder - - Garden of the Gods - Colorado 1932
Curt Teich Linen Postcard Folder - - Garden of the Gods - Colorado 1932
Curt Teich Linen Postcard Folder - - Garden of the Gods - Colorado 1932
Curt Teich Linen Postcard Folder - - Garden of the Gods - Colorado 1932
Curt Teich Linen Postcard Folder - - Garden of the Gods - Colorado 1932
Curt Teich Linen Postcard Folder - - Garden of the Gods - Colorado 1932 vintage

Ephemera has been defined as: Something short-lived, transitory, lasting a day or so. My favorite description of Ephemera is: "The minor transient documents of everyday life".

This wonderful old Linen Postcard folder was meant to be just that - - a set of photos fan-folded into a postcard folder, to be addressed, stamped and mailed off to friends or family to share ones vacation experience. The postage required for mailing was 1-1/2 cent. This set was purchased in 1932 by my father on a vacation trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado. However, it was never mailed. It was placed, along with other souvenirs and photographs in a trunk, where I found it in 2005. Something that was meant to last a short time and be discarded, is still here nearly 80 years later!

The folder was made by Curt Teich & Co., Inc. of Chicago, for the Sanborn Souvenir Co. of Denver Colorado. I have seen other Curt Teich Linen Postcard Folders, from various vacation locations, so he must have produced them for sale by the local shops. The folder has a linen textured paper, measures 4-1/4" by 6" folded, and contains 18 color pictures, printed double-sided on 9 fan-folded perforated sheets. The pictures depict the Interior of the Garden of the Gods with identifying captions on each picture. Having been to this location several times myself, I find these captivating in that they have changed so little in 80 years. There is also a brief description on the inside of the folder.

The condition of this folder is quite good, considering its age, and that it likely followed the travels of a young man, throughout his navy career and subsequent family life. The folds, perforations, etc. are all intact, with only moderate wear on the outer edges of the folder and perhaps slight yellowing. Still a very nice piece of Colorado memorabilia, or an addition to a Curt Teich collection. One piece of Ephemera that lasted more than a day !

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